16 People Shot Over The Weekend In Chicago


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In a series of Easter weekend violence across Chicago, at least 16 people were shot, ABC7 News reports.

Among the 16 various shootings, one was fatal.

On Sunday (April 17), a 27-year-old man was killed in a South Side Chicago shooting. Around 2 a.m., he was shot in the thigh and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

The violence around Chicago started Friday night when a man was shot while driving. Multiple unidentified suspects opened fire in the victim’s direction and wounded the 39-year-old’s hand. The victim is currently in good condition, and detectives are investigating the incident.

The Chicago shootings continued on Saturday when a 14-year-old girl was walking through the South Side around midnight. A bullet wounded the teen’s shoulder, but she was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.

Detectives are investigating the shootings of at least four other men on Saturday. 

Around 2:45 a.m., three more people were shot at the same time on Sunday. A 26-year-old woman’s forearm was wounded at a West Pullman restaurant while she was waiting to order. In a separate incident, a 37-year-old man was shot by an unknown offender in the Bronzeville neighborhood. 

At least two others are in critical condition from Sunday’s shootings. No one is in custody for these shootings and detectives are investigating the violent incidents. 

According to ABC7 News, the Chicago violence follows suit with last weekend when six people were killed and 21 wounded by gunshots across the city.

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